Zimmerman's Wife: Marriage Is on the Rocks

George didn't show up for Shellie's sentencing

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 29, 2013 10:34 AM CDT

(Newser) – George Zimmerman is in the dog house with … well, about half of America, but you can now count wife Shellie among that half. In a wide-ranging interview, Shellie tells an ABC News freelancer that she and George are going through marital problems, and that she's "going to have to think" about whether they'll remain married. She says she felt "very much alone" when George didn't show up for her sentencing yesterday.

Asked if she wanted him there, she replied, "I always want my husband's support." But the problems didn't begin then—Shellie revealed that she and her husband got in a fight the night before he killed Trayvon Martin, a fight serious enough that she'd left home to stay elsewhere. But the trial hasn't helped. "It's difficult to communicate with your spouse when you're under so much scrutiny," she said. Asked if George has a temper, she replied, "Not going to answer that."

Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, appears at the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla., Aug. 28, 2013.
Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, appears at the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla., Aug. 28, 2013.   (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)
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Some clips from Shellie Zimmerman's big interview.   (ABC News)

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We have been pretty much like gypsies We've lived in a 20-foot trailer in the woods, scared every night that someone was going to find us and that we'd be out in the woods alone and that it would be horrific - Shellie Zimmerman

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